Leadership

Insights

 Isabelle Kocher, new Chief Exective Officer of French gas and power group Engie. | Reuters/Benoit Tessier
July 24, 2017
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In the Energy Revolution, a Giant Changes Course

How massive energy company Engie is overhauling its culture and strategy.

Insights

Sheryl Sandberg speaking at View From The Top | Stacey Geiken
July 17, 2017
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Sheryl Sandberg: Develop Your Voice, Not Your Brand

Facebook’s COO on how to pursue a meaningful and successful career.

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Sean Hinton speaking at the Global Speaker Series | Kiefer Hickman
July 11, 2017
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Sean Hinton: Consider the Nonlinear Career Path

From yurt to boardroom, the CEO of the Soros Economic Development Fund discusses his unconventional path and the reasons impact investing often fails.

Insights

A cartoon illustrating a bosses failed attempts at humor. | Graham Roumieu
July 11, 2017
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Humor Is Serious Business

You are not as funny as you should be, and your company is suffering because of it.

Insights

Women conducting a meeting | iStock/julief514
June 20, 2017
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Developing the Next Wave of Women Leaders

A Stanford GSB conference explores women’s higher barriers to entry and the value of the network.
Learn to build management teams, encourage professional development, and create a productive culture within your corporation or business.

Leadership in Focus is a large collection of short videos that bring to life real-world business challenges and spark lively discussions aimed at improving executive skills. Each short video is accompanied by teaching notes for added context, suggested discussion questions and role-playing ideas to help engage groups of managers in learning experiences of their own. Leaders may also experience the cases online with opportunities to calibrate their thinking for actionable insights.

Insights

An empty board room | iStock/Sopie_James
April 24, 2017
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How to Get More Women on Corporate Boards

New research shows that the fix is relatively simple: Add more females to the candidate pool.

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10 Steps to Perfect Your Startup Pitch

Startup guru Guy Kawasaki explains why asking investors for money is like online dating.
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December 6, 2016
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Bringing a Business Mindset to Educating Visually Impaired Students

The country’s oldest school for blind students turns to mobile apps, online courses, and driverless cars.
December 1, 2016
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Former Treasury Secretary Paulson: Be Ready to Change Course

Henry Paulson led one of the biggest government bailouts in history. Here he shares what he’s learned about leadership and career planning.
November 21, 2016
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Warriors Owner Joe Lacob: A Relentless Pursuit of Excellence

Lacob explains what it takes to turn around a basketball team — and a business.
November 14, 2016
Video

Inside Sports Management

How executives make the tough calls in a demanding industry.
November 3, 2016
Written

John Donahoe: Dump the Myth of the High Achiever

The former CEO of eBay encourages students to build a life outside of work and find creative solutions to problems.
October 14, 2016
Written

Three Problems with Top-Down Teams (and How to Fix Them)

A researcher shows how to encourage participation, influence, and even conflict.
October 6, 2016
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A Data-Driven Guide to Becoming an Effective Boss

A good boss shares a vision, teaches well, and helps employees meet their career goals.
October 4, 2016
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Authenticity Can Help LGBTQ Leaders Be More Effective

Being open about who you are can help you succeed.